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and u.s. embassies. the white house wouldn't elaborate on increased activities in regards to security for 9/11 based upon the developments out of florida. >>> and the news edge is in d.c. with five days to g mayor fenty's campaign is facing accusations of vote buying. the biggest o own sent calling for an investigation and two people we spoke with claimed a person they thought was representing the fenty campaign offered them jobs if they would vote for fenty first. >> they told us we have to vote. that is the application. >> and you wouldn't get a job unless you voted? right. >> this is an unspecific allegation. no one has given us a name of anyone who did this and we do training of all of our people and let them know that you can't exchange anything for votes. >> mayor fenty said there is not much proof of the allegations, pointing out the people making them can't come up with names. >>> another new poll released and this is showing gray with a double-digit lead over fenty. according to the polls from wamu 88.5 and the city paper, 50% of d.c. residents plan to vote for gray and 39% f
was bring it to the floor. they wouldn't even let us do that. they wouldn't allow the courage to have a vote on this. >> reporter: gray rights groups saw this as the last chance before the election to over turn the 17-year-old law. >> it ought to go. it's unamerican and in consistent with our values of opportunity. >> reporter: democrats blamed republicans. >> looking at a bleak elect oral situation, we are going to jam this through. >> reporter: president barack obama's pick to lead the marine corp didn't help. general james amos said he didn't think congress should lift the ban, however the white house remains optimistic. >> the president continues to urge congress to act. i don't think this is the end. >> reporter: under the proposed legislation, the repeal would not have taken effect until the president, secretary of defense and chairman of the joint chief of staff signed off but one republican senator called that process phony since the two military leaders are on record supporting the president and efforts to lift the ban. >>> one of the president's top economic advisors plans to leave
pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegables -- vegetables. >> reporter: you might be thinking what does he know about illegal immigration and migrant farm something not that much. the reason he was invited to testify was because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day and his celebrity status didn't hurt. >> and after working with them, picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side-by-side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it's really, really hard. >> reporter: there were a few half smiles and a couple of chuckles from the house members and some even appeared uncomfortable with his remarks. >> i would like to recommend that now that we have all of this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i am happy to do so. >> reporter: he stayed and answered several questions af
will be much, much faster, the results come in in part because of the poll workers had an opportunity to use the new equipment. again, this is the first time they used it and this is going to speed things up now that they have experience and he told us that 22,000 people voted in that early-voting process in the district. he said the busiest voting location for early voting was chevy chase; how far, they did not count those votes until last night. they wanted to make sure that no totals leaked out in advance of last night's election results. brian? >> beth parker is live tonight. >>> as you heard from his tone, vincent gray is on the way to becoming the district's next mayor and won the nomination defeating fenty by 53 to a 45% margin. gray is filling out his legion of the future. fox 5s karen gray houston is here now. karen? >> reporter: vince gray held a news conference outside of the hotel where he held his victory party last night. he said he would like to see a more uniteed city and wants to hear from residents about what they want. >> we're here for you. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >
pastor jones are pouring in from a wide range of groups, including the black panther and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. general petraeus said if one american burns the q'uran, this could place many u.s. soldiers and civilians in jeopardy. he said, quote, images of the burning of a q'uran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in afghanistan and around the world to enflame public opinion and to incite violence. hundreds of afghans took to the streets of kabul, chanting death to america and long live islam because of the planned curan burning. the religious leaders appealed to understand that extremists in the u.s. don't represent the mainstream. >> don't use these incidents as hateful as they are and hurtful as they are, to justify any kind of hatred against america. >> reporter: the faith leaders have a long list of questions, including a statement about the government's commitment to freedom and helping local jurisdictions use the laws to prosecute them when necessary. >> and president obama will spend part of the 9/11 anniversary at the pentagon and this is a second year i
and they're not saying what gang he allegedly belonged to and the gun used was a pass around gun that was used in another shooting earlier in the evening. >>> and back to virginia. a prince william school employee is facing assault charges. ort on bond accused of strike her 8-year-old daughter on the back with a belt. the police responded to her elementary school after the teacher reported the abuse and d.c.'s next mayor sat down for a meeting with michelle rhee. and rhe, was a stalking supporter. gray said that this meeting was more of a philosophical one and said it was not a decision- making meeting but called it productive. >> we will have those conversations in a later discussion and we did not talk about chancellor rhee staying or going, we talked about the state of education in the city. >> and rhee declined repeated requests to comments and they will sit down the next few weeks for another meeting and no personnel decisions will be announceed until after the election. >>> and coming up next, another change on the way to the white house. details on that still ahead. >>> an
equipment for much of the problem. at the start of the day, some poll locations couldn't use voting scanners because of an issue verifying the serial numbers. turns out, they had bad instructions and, even mayoral candidate vincent gray got caught up in the trouble. >> there were numerous problems beginning with my own precinct, when i went to vote. >> you can find something to complain about at every polling location. what is happening today is typical when you roll out new equipment in the voting jurisdiction. >> reporter: officials say by mid-day, most of the problems were fixed and business was running as usual. and there were long lines for same-day registration and this is the first time the city has done this and registering can take as much as 15 minutes per person and some people said they waited an hour or more and some less. election officials say they told people to register early for this -- or this would happen. >> reporter: let's get back to the d.c. mayor race. we had technical problems to talk about vin vent gray -- vincent gray. he's calling for the polls to stay open longe
the investigation is ongoing and tell us about the number of passengers that you transported and what condition they are? >> we transported a total of 12 patients, two were priority one, critical, life-threatening injuries and two were priority 2, critical, non-life threatening injuries and eight, priority three patients with injuries that required treatment and transport, that sort of thing. >> okay, if i can switch you out with vito, the videographer that works with some of the fire departments and happened to be near the scene and doing some video graphy for montgomery county fire and ems and you were on the scene and you're going to join us as a witness and explain who you were seeing. these were a lot of kids, right? >> reporter: there were a large number that were being triaged and treated for their injuries and moving to ambulances. there were adults consoling them and keeping them calm. >> and how old would you say the kids are? >> i would say probably 7, 8 years old. 7 to 10. it was hard to gauge. i didn't want to get too close to the activity and the medical work that was taking place
would hurt the military. bob barnard joins us with more. >> president barack obama and defense secretary robert gates have said they want to end "don't ask, don't tell." it's a controversial policy now headed to the u.s. senate to settle. >> since passed by congress in 1993, "don't ask, don't tell" has allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the military but not openly. in may, the house of representatives voted to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." now it's the u.s. senate's turns. >> let me be frank. introducing sexual tension and conduct into our barracks will be a distraction from the very business of the military and that is protecting us from our enemies. >> reporter: antigay groups and some military chaplins say they want the law left as is. >> what's at stake here is that chaplins who hold to a traditional view of morality and the teaching of scripture could eventually be precluded from joining as a chaplin because that view is in contrast with the military's stated policy. >> reporter: the pentagon is in the middle of an in-house survey to see whether allowing gays to serve openly wo
. here's how it all started. the two candidatessed to us yesterday they have been wronged because the controversial ball lot said it had been authorized by citizens for change and a man named charles somers. the problem is that the candidates say neither really exist. when we talked to him, muse said he saw jerry mathis handing out the ballots. so we tracked him down today to get his side of the story. you were handing them out. >> absolutely. my people were handing them out. other people were handing them out. >> reporter: did you put this together? >> i did not put it out. there does exist a citizens for change and they are absolutely citizens. they exercise their constitutional right to put out a ballot. the first amendment right. i helped them to understand the political system. >> reporter: is charles somers the treasurer a real person. >> he is a real live, smart, very astute citizen who wants to see change. >> reporter: now do you know how we can find him? >> i have been in contact with charles and i have decided to come out on his behalf at this point because my name an my
their will for 4 hours by an estranged man. paul wagner joins us live in the newsroom with their story. >> reporter: brooip, jim and christopher knew pretty quickly they were dealing with a deeply troubled man. the things he was saying were off the wall. on their own, the men decided to lie in hopes james lee would buy their stories. they didn't want him to know what they really did for discovery. >> you know, i almost called. >> reporter: jim mcnulty says he wasn't a hostage long before realizing if he was going to live, he had to come up with a story. >> the last thing i need to tell him is that i'm a producer. so i thought i'd come up with something innocuous to make myself just kind of fade into the background that i wasn't important. >> reporter: christopher wood did the same thing. >> i didn't want him to know what i did or how i affected communications so i i was an ad man and he asked me what that was and i said i file papers. >> i have a bomb. >> reporter: police made contact. >> he made the guard put it on speaker so we heard every word from both sides of the negotiator and lee. >> report
. the judge ruled that that report cannot be used when this case goes to trial. >> reporter: this man has pleaded not guilty to killing and raping chandra levy in the summer 2001. but he was convicted of attacking two female joggers that same year, and he talked about it to a d.c. police detective. prost cute stores wanted that information used at trial, but judge gerald fisher crated other cases, saying presentence reports are supposed to be confidential documents to help judges make decisions about sentencing. the judge did say he will allow confessions he made to police about levy. testimony from a spanish- speaking officer convinced the judge that the defendant who does not speak english well, had been read his miranda rights in spanish. as for the stories that he told, government attorney amanda hanes acknowledged that they are fantastical and inconsistent, but she says when he talks about them he never talks about stripping naked and says he was drinking and couldn't help himself. chandra levy's mother wants to be present here, even if she is doled as a witness the judge told her la
is wrong. it's possibly time for us in a new way to actually stand up and confront terrorism. >> reporter: talk of burning talks of the koran on u.s. soil united passionate protest on the streets of the middle east. imam nassim who resides at the mosque in silver spring said unless pastor jones is stopped, the radical muslims he rails against will, again, target the u.s. with hate-filled violence. >> in other countries, people don't say this is a small group in florida. they say in america our holy book is being burned, so they will be employing more suicide bombers to come and hurt the united states interests. so, it's a very small group but the perception given outside will be big and it's very, very dangerous. >> reporter: at a meeting with the area's interfaith leaders in washington yesterday, u.s. attorney general eric holder called pastor jones' plans idiotic and dangerous and u.s. officials seem at a loss to do anything to stop it, citing the pastor's 1st amendment rights, brian. >>> the news edge on the d.c. mayoral race and forget everything you heard on the huge 17-point lead. a
focused around an area of low pressure coming out of tennessee and moving up and over us tonight. look at where that goes and tapping the gulf of mexico. the flash flood watch pretty expansive, covering most of our area and goes through tomorrow morning and it's likely we're going to get heavy downpours and that is not going to rain all day on tuesday. i will let you know when we we understand down and talk about another huge slug of moisture we have to watch later in the week, shawn. the complicated forecast is coming up. >> see you then. >>> remember, you can track the forecast 24/7 on www.myfoxdc.com. go there and check out the live max hd radar in your neighborhood. the five-day forecast and current conditions and more. >> a jur's verdict sparked a war of words between the police. the verdict claims that the d.c. police chief cathy lanier violated the whistle-blower act by retaliations rains three over -- against three officers. the fop wants her fined and fired but the attorney general said there is no evidence to sent the findings. paul wagner has more. >> reporter: the fop and
. >> not going to see -- but it could have given us more sand bags and that is cheap. why did you come down? >> taking pictures. >>. that is interesting. >> my car got flooded early jeer and not too bad. >> and all over the city dealing with everything from downed trees and basements needing pumping out and prioritizing the hazardous situations. the main focus is later this evening and that is as flooded as it is, the high tide is going to come around 11:30 and because the wins have been comings up the bay and pushing the water up. the water hasn't been able to recede. only a couple of inches and that is going to be another six to eight inches and looking live, standing in the doorway and seven years ago was destroyed. the building wasn't but the equipment inside to the tune of $40,000 ensures -- insures him. the premiums being this close to the water would be prohibited and he's hoping for more sand bags, the mayor is promising, mayor cohen said in this hour they'll have more sand bags and for the nearby residents and high tide at 11:30. >> and if you
tides. seriously dangerous rip tides. bigger waves than we're used to seeing out there. this is right about the time on the outskirts of when forecasters said earl would be pushing off, it's taking a jog to the right there. let's go to will thomas, standing by live in ocean city to tell us what he's seen. >> reporter: the winds are still kicking up, nothing like what we saw this morning. although one of the life guards just told me he's saying some waves that are measuring 10 feet or more. sun starting to pop out, so that means tourists are coming out on to the board walk and the beach and have fun. but life guards busy today. the access to water was off-limits. so as the storm surge moved up the sand, covered the sand, life guards were instructed to keep everyone often the sand until the water receded. the threat of rip currents still a significant danger. the board walk filled with people looking at the rough surfs. some did it from their balconies. it became the big tourist attraction of the day. a little wind and chop, not enough to keep tourists in doors for long. don't walk out
and others still fearful. most thankful that none of their coworkers were hurt and they told us the memories of yesterday's event will linger for awhile. >> people were like i am literally shake, look at my hands. they would shake their head. i don't think that anyone is expecting the trauma of yesterday to be over any time soon. >> reporter: chris ones counselors were on site for employees. management held an assembly thanking workers for their courage and giving them the long weekend off. >>> meantime, gunman james lee claimed that his environmental views were partly shaped by the book my ishmael by philosopher daniel quinn who is speaking out about the hostage situation. knee never met nor spoke to james lee and that lee isinterpreted his message about food production and interpreting population greet. if he had a chance to talk with lee, he would have told him he was giving his ideas a bad name. who is james lee? we have more detailed information about the man behind the madness on our website, go to www.myfoxdc.com. moment hurricane earl is weakening a bit and is packing winds over 125
into a federal judge's ruling that the military's don't-ask/don't-tell policy is unconstitutional. the u.s. district judge said it violates the 1st and 5th amendment rates and plans to issue another halting policy and has given the federal government a week to response. >>> the top two candidates for mayor faced off. at times, it got testy between the two and that might be the last time gray and fenty appear together before tuesday and hon jon henrehan is live with more. >> reporter: fenty and gray faced off twice and where that were grilled separately and then a meeting of georgetown leaders. fenty promised to be a more enclues of mayor in the future and sharply criticized the administrative skills of vincent gray and when he ran the department of human services with mayor pratte kelly. >> millions of dollars overspent. the division director is not appointed with hiv and aid. going with 49 concept degrees before he took over and 16 concept degrees when -- decrees when he left the agency. literally losing track of the kids in the child welfare system. >> the issue was identified by the may
. but as dwayne shows us right here, that station is still open and it's still a little bit difficult to get to at this hour. >> paul wagner reporting live tonight. >>> for most of us, this is an unbelievable crime, adding horror to heartbreak for family and friends. the community leaders were worried that this would happen. roby chavez is live with more on the link between the two rival gangs and 21-year-old ashley mccray. robbie? >> reporter: ashley mccray knew a lot of people and today, the church was packed. several hundred inside the church and another hundred or so gathered outside of the church and she knew members of the two rival gangs. community activists and police came here because they were afraid that putting the two groups together would lead lead to violence and today, someone brought a gun to a funeral. >> two secs you heard gun shots go off and everybody responded back into the church and scattered everywhere. >> reporter: 21-year-old ashley mccray's funeral was wrapping up and that crowd gathered for one last goodbye as the casket was p
. the three hostages he was holding inside are safe and thank you for joining us tonight on the news edge at 6. >> the news edge at 6 starts right now. >> one bullet from a police sniper. that took the life and that shot rang out an hour ago and some sort of explosive device went off. >> that's right, james lee took hostages, he was waiving a hand bomb and had two pipe bombs. all of the hostages are safe and our team coverage has the latest. >> reporter: one thing we heard interestingly frommion mccarthy there is that that probation period that -- ended two weeks ago and we have a mug shot to show you two years ago, when he was arrested on disorderly conduct charges outside of discovery headquarters and there is his mug shot. he was in the middle of the a weeklong, 12-day protest and basically saying he was trying to get them to save the planet. he was charged and found guilty, acted at his -- as his own attorney and said his goal was to change the programming on the network of broadcasting channels. there he is at a more peaceful protest two years ago and we have youtube video of something t
to the -- to promote traditional kickboxing. both of these guys are in the 60s and used to be professional six booker -- kickboxers. kickboxing has a long history in thailand and abrought. blam abroad. mayor -- mayor fenty facing down accusations of being aloof and out of touch. trying to change that, the reputation in the final hours before elect day, but do his words match his actions? fenty spent hours by himself running a triathalon yesterday while vincent gray pressed the flesh in church and he showed up over an hour late whole promising a more engage response of administration and tomorrow, it will be up to the people to decide if mayor fenty is a changed man. >>> all right. yeah. go redskins. mayor fenty is a politician with a political problem. image. in the bizarre position before election day of using his substance to defend his style. >> there was not one time when we were making the decisions around consolidating schools or laying off employees or changing the taxi cabs from zones to meters that we thought we were going to be able to maintain t
and they've been strong. any more rain for us later tonight or thunder? your forecast is coming up at fox5ne stay with us.  . >>> we are getting alarming new numbers fl the government tonight showing how painful this recession has been. the census bureau reports one in seven americans lives in poverty. more than 43 million people. an increase of about 3 million since 2008. the statistics cover president obama's first year in office when the unemployment rate climbed to 10%. >>> an activist group is suing dc over a tour guide law. they say they have to take a test, pay a fee, and have a special license before charging for tours. two tour guides want to change that, saying it harms their first amendment rights. >> the first amendment protects your right to communicate for a living and that's true whether you're a journalist, a standup comedian. we don't rely on the government who has the right to speak. >> they say the test requires tour guides to read and study six different books before they can get a license. >>> still ahead on news edge exclusive, we're ta
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